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The Stunning Natural Beauty of Montenegro

Ellis Shuman | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

We really didn't know what to expect when we crossed the border into Montenegro, but we would soon learn that this small, southeastern Europe country is home to some of the most stunning natural beauty that we have ever seen.

Five Places Backpackers Have to Visit Before the Crowds Descend

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For as long as those with backpacks have travelled, the most enticing places to visit have been those that remain untouched by mass tourism. The places where the locals are intrigued by visitors and are happy to chat away and share their knowledge of their country and find out why you are there.

Meet the Mindful Traveller

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Puddicombe

Travel is such a rich area for mindfulness. It's driven partly by curiosity, an interest in what's out there, and partly the essential need to take time out from routine. In a sense it's a bit like the practice of meditation... Here are a few tips we've put together to help you be a more mindful traveller.

Be Positive About Your Twenties

Esther Hayden | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

As you get into your 20s you often start to use other peoples lives as a marker of how grown up you feel. Whether it's people getting married, moving into their own place or getting a real adult job, there is always someone that makes you feel immature in comparison.

Summer Dessert: Venetian Peach and Basil Vodka Sorbet

Skye McAlpine | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Skye McAlpine

Venetian summer dishes are as plentiful as they are delightful; but sgroppino after dinner is something that I long for all through winter. Sgroppino is sorbet - traditionally lemon - mixed with a dash of vodka and a stream of bubbly prosecco.

Love Travels, Love Tuesday!

Frontier | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Workers hate Mondays, The Cure are in love on Fridays, but travellers couldn't leave without Tuesday. This day gained the spotlight of adventurers and holidaymakers as it is by far the best time to score a deal on international and European airfare.

French Retreats: Trianon Palace Versailles

The Spa Spy | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The Trianon Palace Hotel. It emanates an air of royalty, perhaps due to the fact that it is situated on seven and a half acres on the edge of the royal domain of Louis XIV, and architecturally, it mirrors the classical style of the famed Palace.

8 Tips to Maintaining Your Health

Scott Laidler | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

Maintaining a healthy, youthful and vibrant body makes every other aspect of life more fulfilling and enjoyable. Age is only a number. You can be healthy and active at any age (or unhealthy and inactive as the case may be!) so it's never to late to get into shape.

Sex and the City vs. Real Friendships: Why the Carrie Bradshaw Model Doesn't Work

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Davies

We all know the scene: Carrie Bradshaw and her gal pals meet up for lunch mid-week in a swanky restaurant, order cosmopolitans and discuss men. It's pretty cliché, so why do so many of us feel bad that our own friendships aren't 'Sex and the City' enough?

My Green Smoothie Does Not Make Me Better Than You

Mia Freedman | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Freedman

Frankly, I've had a gutful of the idea that what you do - or don't - eat makes you somehow better than someone else. It doesn't. You are NOT what you eat just like you're not what you don't eat (sugar, gluten etc). Those people who loudly wear their food choices as a badge are becoming tiresome.

The Best North African Dishes

Adam Bown | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

North African cuisine is a fragrant mix of exotic flavours, colourful spices and tantalising tastes. From slow-cooked tagines to fluffy couscous, here are 10 must-eat North African dishes.

A Guide to London Eating...

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

I love London, almost as much as I love food - luckily for me, the two go hand in hand. In fact, the best thing about living in London is the sheer unparalleled variety when it comes to dining out. Rarely do I ever turn down the offer to try a new restaurant or pop-up.

10 Myths of Health

Clark Russell | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Many nutrition myths get repeated endlessly, to the point where they become accepted as doctrine e.g. the UK government's Eatwell Plate, which is outdated dogma; the advice follows the low fat/high starchy carb dietary guidelines, which is actually a recipe for weight gain and sub optimal health.

Herby Ravioli With Pangrattato

Linda Duffin | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

We ate the ravioli served on a dollop of steamed spinach, topped with a splash of Parmesan cream and scattered with crunchy, herby breadcrumbs in the form of pangrattato. It was delicious and James can be my sous chef any time he likes.

Planet Appetite: Gulet Sailing Around the Turquoise Coast, Turkey

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For the ultimate cruise experience, charter Carpe Diem 1, a luxury gulet, and explore the Turkish Turquoise coast, going wherever you fancy.

Seven Best Foods for a Beautiful Body | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The type of food you eat doesn't just affect your health, your fitness and your mood. It can also change the way you look. Here we show you seven foods that can do just that. So, ditch those expensive beauty products and try to eat these nutritious foods instead...

Fruit Juice - Healthy or Unhealthy?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

The sugar from fruit is 'natural', for sure, but that doesn't mean it is good for you - deadly nightshade is natural too! Don't be lulled into the marketing ploy of an 'all-natural' juice - sugar is sugar, and we need to keep on top of our consumption.

On the Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Mike Gerrard | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Heading to the Southern USA in pursuit of distilleries to visit, it's easy to get confused. And that's before you've even had a drink. American bourbon and whiskey are different. Bourbon doesn't have to be made in Bourbon County, or even in Kentucky. You can make bourbon in Tennessee, or even in Texas if you abide by the rules. Tennessee is more noted for its whiskey, though. And in the USA they do spell it whiskey except for the people who spell it whisky.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part One: Back Pocket Ring Burn

Alex Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else's hand worth more than most people's car, well then perhaps you, like myself, have recently decided to get engaged.

Cliveden House and the Pavillion Spa, Berkshire

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

When you ask for directions to your hotel and the reply is: "Turn left at the fountain and head straight for the grand entrance", you get the sense that something pretty spectacular lies at the end of the driveway. Sure enough, Cliveden House - a majestic neoclassical country house, perched within 376 acres of National Trust parkland - is no let-down.

48 Hours in Dubrovnik

Victoria Ferran | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Renowned for its enchanting architecture, translucent azure waters and dazzling sunshine, it's little wonder that Dubrovnik has been a top Mediterranean tourist destination for several centuries.

10 Reasons Why Hitchhiking Is Good

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

They say that hitching is out of date, out of style and dangerous. I think they're wrong and recently set out to prove it. I used to hitchhike a lot and recently I have been doing it again, and it's liberating. Here are 10 reasons why I recommend it.

Wedding Planning SOS: Top Tips From a Professional Planner...

Simon Glazin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

Organising a wedding is no easy task. No matter how many people you are inviting - be it 50 or 350 - you're guaranteed a certain level of stressful situations. Have you ordered the flowers for your bridesmaids? Have you sorted the table centres? Will your mother-in-law like your colour scheme?

Why You Should Take Up Running This Summer

Vicki Lutas | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

I have recently realised that running is actually kinda brilliant... especially in the summer months. So if you've never tried it, now is the time to get involved.

Wine of the Week: Gaintza, Txakoli 2013, Spain

Tom Cannavan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

Txakoli? There's every chance the name of this Spanish wine will be unfamiliar - unless, that is, you are a regular visitor to Spain's Basque country up around Bilbao and San Sebastian, up near the French border and northern Spanish coastline on the Atlantic.